10 Question Synthwave Music Multiple Choice Trivia Quiz

Are you a fan of the neon-drenched, retro-futuristic world of synthwave music? Do you find yourself lost in the pulsating beats and nostalgic melodies of this incredible genre?

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  1. Which decade is considered the birth of synthwave music?
    • 2000s
    • 1970s
    • 1980s
    • 1990s
    The correct answer is 1980s.
    Synthwave music originated in the 1980s, inspired by the synthesizer sounds and aesthetics of that era.
  2. What film heavily influenced the synthwave genre?
    • Inception
    • The Matrix
    • Blade Runner
    • Pulp Fiction
    The correct answer is Blade Runner.
    Blade Runner, released in 1982, featured a synth-heavy soundtrack by Vangelis, which became a significant influence on the synthwave genre.
  3. Which French electronic duo is often credited with popularizing the synthwave sound in the late 2000s?
    • Justice
    • Air
    • Daft Punk
    • M83
    The correct answer is Justice.
    Justice’s 2007 album “†” (Cross) played a major role in bringing the synthwave sound to a wider audience.
  4. What is another name for the synthwave genre?
    • Dreampop
    • Chillwave
    • Outrun
    • Vaporwave
    The correct answer is Outrun.
    Outrun is an alternative name for synthwave, inspired by the 1986 driving arcade game “Out Run” and its synthesizer-heavy soundtrack.

  1. Which popular Netflix series features a synthwave-inspired soundtrack?
    • Black Mirror
    • The Witcher
    • Narcos
    • Stranger Things
    The correct answer is Stranger Things.
    The soundtrack for Stranger Things, composed by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, heavily features synthwave elements and has contributed to the genre’s resurgence in popularity.
  2. Which artist is known for their contribution to the Hotline Miami video game soundtrack?
    • Perturbator
    • Carpenter Brut
    • Kavinsky
    • Lazerhawk
    The correct answer is Perturbator.
    Perturbator’s music, featured in the Hotline Miami soundtrack, helped popularize synthwave within the gaming community.
  3. What is the name of the popular YouTube channel that promotes synthwave music and visuals?
    • NewRetroWave
    • The 80s Guy
    • Electronic Gems
    • ChilledCow
    The correct answer is NewRetroWave.
    NewRetroWave is a YouTube channel dedicated to promoting synthwave music and visuals, helping to grow the genre’s fanbase.
  4. Which famous film composer is often cited as an influence on synthwave music?
    • Danny Elfman
    • John Carpenter
    • Ennio Morricone
    • Hans Zimmer
    The correct answer is John Carpenter.
    John Carpenter, known for his work on films like Halloween and Escape from New York, has been a significant influence on the synthwave genre due to his synth-heavy film scores.
  5. Which popular video game features a synthwave-style soundtrack and visuals?
    • Grand Theft Auto V
    • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
    • Red Dead Redemption 2
    • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    The correct answer is Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.
    Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is a standalone expansion for Far Cry 3, featuring a synthwave-inspired soundtrack and 1980s-style visuals.
  6. What is the name of the subgenre of synthwave that focuses on darker and more aggressive sounds?
    • Dark Synth
    • Dreamwave
    • Chillwave
    • Vaporwave
    The correct answer is Dark Synth.
    Dark Synth, also known as darksynth or darkwave, is a subgenre of synthwave that emphasizes darker, more aggressive, and sometimes horror-inspired sounds.
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